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Lit & Phil Summer Speaker series

Delivered by research students from Northumbria University’s Department of Humanities, the summer series of lectures will cover a wide variety of topics from gothic horror and vampires (two of my favourite things!) to tales of Newcastle locals and their influence across the globe through

Sweet Shop Season at the Tyneside Cinema

The Young Tyneside Programmers are a group of 15-19 year-olds who meet weekly to watch and discuss film, learn about cinemas and plan their own seasons and events. As a special Bank Holiday weekend treat they’ve put together a season of films to celebrate Young Tyneside and bring the su

Epic Review: Alpha Papa

Staples of TV comedy Steve Coogan and Armando Iannucci bring arguably their most recognisable character to the big screen in what Coogan calls his ‘love letter to Norfolk’. Fear not, there isn’t a hint of Ali G or a smidge Mr. Bean in sight, this truly is feature length, textbook Alan. Endless

Castle Keep Overnight Ghost Hunt - Are you brave enough?

The Castle Keep of Newcastle upon Tyne was built by Henry II between the years of 1168-1178 and is one of the finest surviving examples of a Norman Keep in the country. The Castle Keep is a Grade 1 listed building, a Scheduled Ancient monument, and is open to the public 361 days of the ye

All you can EAT!

By now you MUST have heard about NewcastleGateshead’s annual EAT! Festival. Tickets have been flying out the kitchen (!) for a few months now, and we’ve been tweet tweet tweeting about them but don’t fear, there is still plenty going on to get involved in all around the region, incl

Proper Food & Drink Festival

If you consider yourself a Proper Person in need of some Proper Food and Drink, this weekend over 100 of the finest artisan food producers will be selling the best locally-made food to you at the Proper Food and Drink Festival at North Shields. Enjoy a huge array of hot food stalls selli

Last Night of the Proms – The Proms Goes to the Movies for NEPAC

Join in the 24th North East Last Night of the Proms at the City Hall, Newcastle, which will include a selection of great film music and songs, from all-time classics to recent Hollywood blockbusters including Schindler's List, 2001 Space Odyssey, Fatal Attraction, Wizard of Oz, Les Miserab

Feature Interview - Graeme Cuthell of Irvins Brasserie

Graeme Cuthell, founder of Irvins Brasserie in North Shields, has cooked for all sorts of celebrities including the Beckhams, Mick Jagger and Kylie. He also used to be the private chef for British composer and impresario of musical theatre Andrew Lloyd Webber. In this interview Graeme tal

British Science Festival

The British Science Festival is an annual event, which in 2013 will be taking place in Newcastle upon Tyne, from 7-12 September. During this time, the city will host hundreds of science, technology, engineering and maths events - from talks and debates, to workshops, exhibitions and perfo